Books

A Look From the Left
February 14, 2012

IN 1946, I.F. Stone, the celebrated left-wing journalist, became the first American reporter to travel with Jewish “displaced persons” in Europe who w

Kicking the Habit
February 13, 2012

In this deceptively simple book, Mark A.R. Kleiman, Jonathan P. Caulkins, and Angela Hawken eviscerate many of the arguments behind the policies that

Ancient History
February 09, 2012

Geoffrey Kabaservice’s new book, a history of the moderate and liberal wings of the Republican Party since the 1950s, is a wonderful reminder of what

Presciently Sad
February 08, 2012

The rediscovery of Joseph Roth has been one of the happiest literary developments of the last decade or so—perhaps the first time that the word “happy

Plastic People
February 07, 2012

Though today we think almost interchangeably of consumer, corporate, and government credit, Louis Hyman reminds us that credit used to mean, chiefly,

The Longest Battle
February 06, 2012

Mary Dudziak’s argument provides a twist on a common view among legal academics about the relationship between wartime and civil liberties. Like these

It's the Cops, Stupid!
February 02, 2012

Franklin Zimring has broken ranks with his profession and issued a long overdue call. The New York crime drop experience demands a revision in our und

The Aftermath
February 01, 2012

Kwasi Kwarteng, in his vivid and stimulating book, takes a fresh approach to "the great gabbed-up British Empire," moving the argument on from the Emp

Rushing to Ruin
January 31, 2012

It was under Nero that Lucan produced the first three books of an epic poem laced with political satire, a poem devoid of divine machinery and high-mi

The Pains of the Pioneers
January 30, 2012

Dorothy Thompson and Rebecca West were both women, and world-famous journalists, and politically outspoken, and involved with men who treated them bad

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